BEAMS Drop Exclusive New Balance 574Release: 4 March 2022
After linking up with Salomon, Reebok and Clarks for colabs in 2021, BEAMS is revving up in 2022 with the exclusive release of a New Balance 574. Though it's not a full-fledged BEAMS x New Balance colab, BEAMS is the only retailer that will have stock – much like they were with the bringback of the RC205 in 2020.
This 574 is constructed of mesh, nubuck, and, most notably, an ultra high-grade suede. A navy tone that's so pitch-dark it almost looks black is contrasted by a sporty silver, and white trim completes the top half. Down below, the 574's signature trim ENCAP midsole is done up in white and tan, sitting below a navy plastic heel clip and a gum outsole. The shape is very similar to the original 574 from 1988, with several BEAMS employees even leaving reviews on the product page to note the shape's accuracy.
If you're looking to add a pair of these BEAMS-only New Balance 574s to your sneaker lineup, you can pre-order them from the brand's web store now and they'll ship in mid-April. The MSRP is set at ¥12,980 (roughly $113), inclusive of tax.
Want more 574? Check out our throwback interview with artist Steph Morris – who drew a hyperrealistic pencil sketch of the silhouette in 2018 – right here.